His words are unlikely to go down well with the Body Coach’s millions of fans, although the EastEnders star did at least concede that Joe’s “heart is in the right place”, but admitted he wouldn’t want to hang out with him personally.
Speaking on his Sorted With The Dyers podcast, Danny said: “I’ve met a lot of people who are healthy as fuck, and I look at their bodies and I go, ‘Look at you, you’re ripped to fuck*.’ I go, ‘Wow.’
“Then they open their mouth and they’ve got absolutely no charisma and dialogue whatsoever. I’ve never met a really fit, healthy man who is not fucking irritating.
“This is going to be an unpopular opinion: Joe Wicks.”
Danny continued: “I’m not going to be nasty about him. This man’s heart is in the right place - but everything about him is so irritating.
“Maybe because I’m jealous of his body or his hair?
“I wouldn’t want to have a one-on-one with him, like going to play snooker. I reckon he’d be shit at it for one, and also how could you go for a meal with him? When you know he’s looking at you with his side-eye.
“Listen, Joe Wicks, I’m sure he’s a lovely cat. But it’s too much. Because everything that comes out of their mouth is about food and nutrition and staying ‘healthy and positive’ and all that sort of caper.”
The actor says despite being naturally toned in his younger years, he now hates his man boobs.
“I’ve never really cared [about weight],” he said. “I had a right result for many, many years. I was hedonistic, I drank a lot and I did take drugs and I could eat a Big Mac meal easy.
“But I always had a real slim body. If you go back to The Business I looked like an Adonis in it. It didn’t really make sense. I just had a natural, nice shape to me.
“You get into your late 20s and 30s and go, ‘Oh OK, now I’ve grown some tits.’ I don’t like having a pair of breasts.”
In November, Joe topped off his 2020 by completing a 24-hour exercise challenge for Children In Need, raising over £1.5 million for the charity in the process.
It was recently announced that Joe was being awarded an MBE for his efforts in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, leading children around the UK in a daily YouTube “PE lesson”.